Last month meeting and event planners in the Chicago area submitted recipes to the Meeting Planner Recipe Showdown, a new culinary contest hosted by MGM Hotels and Resorts International. Chicago was one of 12 host cities around the country, and the winners from each city are invited to compete for the national title in Las Vegas in October. We captured the grueling matchup between the 3 Chicago finalists at the Chopping Block (located in the Merchandise Mart), and loved seeing these women who work so hard behind the scenes be given a chance to take center stage.
Produced by the Supportive Housing Providers Association of Illinois, shot and edited by Flicker Effects Media. Venus was stuck in a series of short, unstable, minimum wage jobs, and needed someone to show her a way out.
Produced by the Supportive Housing Providers Association of Illinois, shot and edited by Flicker Effects Media. After serving in the US military, Chris Jenkins struggled with addiction and numerous incarcerations before returning to work with the help of employment programs in Chicago.